Sometimes people try to shortcut the process. You may be thinking, What’s the process? Well the process is different depending on the situation. The process for a leader may be learning, putting in hard work, failing and paying your dues.
When you read phrases like “paying your dues” it may cause you to think the process must always be a ling and drawn out deal. Please don’t confuse the process for a particular amount of time, as the process varies from situation to situation.
There are some very young and capable King David type of leaders who God has provided what may be perceived as a shortcut to their advancement and promotion process. If you only see the shortcut of David becoming a young King then you will miss the hard work, faithfulness, leadership and life experience that came from shepherding sheep. Not to mention the faith to face giants that came along with that shepherd boy process.
Whatever your situation is, respect the process.
If you had a setback, a moral failure, a grave mishap that you brought on yourself…. respect the rehabilitation and restoration process. Don’t Shortcut The Process.
If you are trying to regain the trust of someone whose trust you lost, be patient and Don’t Shortcut The Process.
If you are wanting that promotion and you’ve only been on your current job for 2 weeks, Don’t Shortcut The Process.
When you see other people advancing, growing and being promoted and getting opportunities around you and you don’t understand why — It’s wise to self-evaluate, but Don’t Shortcut The Process.
Please understand that 80% of the process is what you think and perceive and 20% is how you act and respond. (re-read that sentence)
When looking at the journey of success there is a fine line and awesome tension between “Don’t Shortcut The Process and Make It Happen Now.” Embrace that tension and Don’t Shortcut The Process.
Scott Williams is a speaker, strategist, consultant and developer of leaders. He is an avid blogger at BigIsTheNewSmall.com, and leverages Social Media to make a Kingdom impact. Scott is passionate about leadership development, organizational growth and diversity. He is the author of “Church Diversity – Sunday The Most Segregated Day of the Week.” Scott is married, a father of two, and lives in Oklahoma City, OK.